Head Start Advantage Documentary

This 18-minute documentary film explores the lives of Head Start children, parents, teachers, and alumni working to envision and create a better world for all Americans. Watch the film and you’ll get to know Head Start families throughout the country and see first-hand how the program has given more than 33 million Americans a head start on their education.

In the film, we meet Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of America, and Cornell William Brooks, President of the NAACP, all Head Start alumni and lifelong advocates for the program. Collectively, they paint a moving picture of Head Start’s enormous impact as an investment in our nation’s greatest resource: our children. It takes a visual dive into the findings of five decades of early childhood education research vividly illustrating how education begins at birth.

Toolkit for Raising Awareness, Recruiting, and Fundraising

The Head Start Advantage Documentary was created to help NHSA members raise awareness of Head Start's impact, recruit new parents in their communities, and raise funds through screening events.

Download the toolkit with ideas for reaching these goals!